October 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

First US Bank moving HQ from T’ville to B’ham

First US Bank recently opened its new office on U.S. Highway 280 in Birmingham. Shortly after the grand opening, the boards of directors of the bank and First US Bancshares, Inc. More...

Ulcanush Baptist Church’s 200th celebration Oct. 14-15

The Alabama Territory was created on March 3, 1817. Statehood would come in 1819. On Oct. More...

Events

CCHS homecoming parade, tailgating   “There’s No Place Like Homecoming” is the theme for the 2017 Clarke County High School Homecoming festivities.  Students enjoyed various dress-up days during the week, but there are add More...

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Community

Big marijuana bust in T’ville

Just up street from Boys & Girls Club

A recent narcotics investigation led to an arrest just 400 feet from Thomasville's Boys & Girls Club. On Sunday, Oct. 1, Lieut. More...

Supreme Court upholds Monroe fraud case verdict

But high court cuts punitive award to $3.3 million from trial judge’s $5.2 million

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a Monroe County jury’s verdict for seven Southwest Alabama timber dealers but cut the punitive award in the case against two large Monroe County pulp companies and its owner. More...

MASONS WORKING ON A NEW LODGE HOME

The Grove Hill Masons of Macon Lodge No. 7 are renovating the old Wiggins Furniture building for a new lodge home. A group was working Saturday morning, installing ceiling tiles and doing other work.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

First Saturday Grove Hill will be Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in downtown Grove Hill on Main Street. Sidewalk vendors will be selling arts and crafts, candles, jewelry and more are invited. Yard Sale space is also available. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Peter Baptist Church of the Allen community will continue its Revival services Thursday, Oct. 5 and end Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Trick question: Where was OK Corral gunfight?

* The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which took place in Tombstone, Arizona, at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 26, 1881, is probably the most famous shootout in the history of the Old West. More...

‘New Fried Chicken’ not fried at all!

Here’s an answer to high-fat fried chicken: skinless drumsticks brushed with creamy mustard, coated with crushed whole-wheat cereal and baked to a crispy golden brown. New Fried Chicken More...

SENIOR NEWS LINE

Drink coffee, live longer, studies say

Once again, new studies have shown that drinking coffee helps us live longer. This time they’ve taken it a step further — it doesn’t matter how you make it. More...

Council tables airport closure for more review

The closing of the Grove Hill Airport was tabled by the town council Monday evening after local attorney and pilot Gil Gilmore made an impassionate speech in defense of the facility. More...

A. J. Pritchett Memorial Park dedication set Friday morning

The Grove Hill Town Council issued a resolution Monday naming and dedicating the A. J. Pritchett Memorial Park on Carter Drive. The park and playground equipment have been renovated. A new fence has been erected around the basketball court.  More...

CPS HOMECOMING

Clarke Preparatory School presented the 2017 Homecoming Court last Friday night. More...

Old St. Stephens Day this Saturday is Bicentennial event

Old St. Stephens will come alive Saturday as the historic park there celebrates Alabama’s Bicentennial. St. Stephens was Alabama’s Territorial Capital from 1817 until 1819.  The day starts at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walker - Free Access

Delano “Scott” Walker, 84, of Dickinson died Oct. 2, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Oct. 19, 1932 in Chance to Straughter and Rosie Ann Walker. More...

Malone - Free Access

Janice Marie Robinson Malone, 57, a native of Grove Hill and a resident of Jackson was born July 20, 1960 to the parentage of the late Willie R. Robinson and the late Jo Alice Chapman Robinson. More...

Davis - Free Access

  Elaine Presnall Davis, 53, a native and resident of Grove Hill was born Aug. 11, 1964 to the parentage of the late Allen Presnall and the late Eleanor Martin Presnall. She departed this life Oct. 5, 2017 at her home.  More...

Sports

Fast start, defensive effort not enough for JA

A strong start and great defensive effort for Jackson Academy was not enough to pull out a road win Friday night at Monroe Academy.  More...

Clarke County High all-state players

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This week’s games

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Editorial

Respect, revere but don’t idolize

Editor’s Notes

Here’s the deal: I stand for the National Anthem and I say the Pledge of Allegiance with sincerity while looking at the flag.  There has been a lot of posturing, a lot of raging over the past couple of weeks against NFL players who “ More...

Visiting William Faulkner

Gone South

I have never been much for visiting graveyards at night.  More...

Moore keeps right on bouncing back

Inside the Statehouse

Judge Roy Moore and his wife, Kayla, made their traditional horseback ride to their voting place in Gallant in Etowah County, last Tuesday and when all the votes were counted that night, they won a resounding victory. More...

Records

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Sept. 21-27

Raymond L. Bennett, to Raymond Scott Bennett.  Susan G. Jones, to Susan G. Jones.  Robert Wayne Roberts, to Donna Turner.  Robert Wayne Roberts, to Allison Faith Goodman.  William G. Kennedy Jr., to Chad Bradford.  W.W. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2 include:  Jalon Lomate Jackson, 20, probation violation (new charge-felony), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  Forgery was reported Sept. 25 in the 100 block of Timber Lane.  Burglary was reported Sept. More...